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Nancy Renee

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

20% OFF AUGUST RATES -- 2 BR, 2 Bath, on the Best Swimming Beach in Rincon

54 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Rincon House Rental Photos and Description

20% OFF AUGUST RATES - 2 BR, 2 BA - on the Warm, Calm Caribbean Sea

Our Informal beach house is nestled in a lovely, tropical garden on a quiet, sandy beach. Casa Serena has 2 separate, beachfront units -- each with 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room, and a 15-foot covered patio with barbeque -- looking west at the calm, warm Caribbean and spectacular sunsets.

We also have another house next door, Casa Tamara, with 2 units, each with 3 bedrooms. So, you can rent any combination of the four units, from 2 to 10 bedrooms.

•••To see both houses, with many more photos of each, the rates and availability for each, go to our website: www.RinconVillas.com •••

In each unit of Casa Serena, The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bath. The second Bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be made into a King upon request and there is a second full bathroom in the hallway.

Our front garden with hammock and tropical fruit trees is shady and peaceful.

We have satellite TV, DVD, CD player and WiFi. We have air conditioning in the living room, not just in the bedrooms. We have a washing machine and dryer, private off street parking and a peaceful garden.

Swim and snorkel in the warm Caribbean waters right outside your garden. Pick your own exotic fruit in season. Watch the ever-changing sea and the brilliant setting sun from your patio.

And if you need even more space, look at our website for many photos of our other beachfront home, Casa Tamara, which is the next house on the beach, with 2 units of 3 bedrooms each

This is the perfect atmosphere for a private getaway or a family vacation.

Enjoying this wonderful beach with a choice of sun or shade. Read the review written by someone from VRBO!

VRBO stayed here - 07/08/2012 Mr. Bear and I decided to spend our long-overdue honeymoon in the relaxed town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. We were pleasantly surprised by the owner of Casa Serena, who took the time to describe the town and property in advance to ensure it met our expectations. She also provided us with maps, a list of restaurants and the necessary instructions to ensure we had a great stay.

Upon arrival, we could not believe the true proximity of the house to the beach – literally steps from the backyard gate! The crashing waves could be heard through the large screened windows – a constant reminder that we were on vacation even when we were indoors!

We feasted on the ripe mangos from the tree in the backyard, swam in the relaxing warm waters, and went snorkeling at the nature reserve just on the other side of town. Rincon and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer, but having Casa Serena as our “den away from home” made all the difference in the enjoyment of our stay.

Located in a residential neighborhood, Casa Serena is ideal for the laid-back bear who wishes to embrace the authentic Puerto Rico experience. (This picture is the almond tree just outside the backyard gate.)

Amenities:

We are unusual with AC in the Living room as well as the bedrooms

All rooms have ceiling fans

Satellite TV

VCR

Radio

CD player

Fully equipped kitchen

microwave

blender

coffee maker

all pots, pans, utensils

All Linens provided

Beach Towels and Beach Chairs

Barbeque Grill

Washer and Dryer

private off street parking

Iron and Ironing board

Telephone available

Outdoor shower to wash off the sand

Activities:

Swimming

Snorkeling

Surfing

Kayaking

Jet skiing

Bogey Boarding

Fishing

Scuba diving

Horseback riding on the beach

Tennis

Sports center

Lots of restaurants - from local fare to exceptional dining

Sightseeing includes a coffee plantation, caves and the rain forest

Casinos are 20 minutes away

OR JUST RELAX ON THE PATIO, OR ON THE BEACH!

Area: Rincon is a fishing village and a great beach town on the west coast, where the Atlantic Ocean and The Caribbean Sea meet. We are on the calm, warm, Caribbean side of Rincon

It is casual, not touristy.

It's a great place to come to get away from the big city, relax, swim, watch sunsets, go sightseeing, and relax. You don't need a car but it is useful. Near our house is a large supermarket, bakeries, take out food and the town of Rincon with stores, the town square, churches, video stores, and more, all within walking distance. It's just a short walk to some restaurants and a short ride to many more.

And sight-seeing is great, the tropical rain forest, Camuy caves, Arecibo observator and a coffee plantation.

Our Availability Calendar shows when at least one of the units is available; the other unit may already be rented.

If the calendar says that a date is not available, it means that both units are already rented. Our website has an availability calendar that shows each unit of both houses and the rates for each one: www.RinconVillas.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nancy Renee (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Nancy Renee

My mom and her friend, two teachers, went on a vacation together, travelling around Puerto Rico. When they discovered Rincon, they fell in love with it and decided to come back with their husbands. The two couples had discovered their perfect Caribbean refuge. They looked for a house on a calm beach and found this one in the perfect location. They bought the house, totally gutted it, rebuilt it and spent winters here together. After my mother brought me in on the secret, we decided to build Casa Tamara next door. The two couples vacationed at Casa Serena as much as they could and eventually started renting it when they weren't there. The other couple loved Rincon so much that they moved to Rincon permanently when they retired. When my husband and kids and I went to Rincon the first time, it was love at first sight! We fell in love with the laid back atmosphere and friendliness of everyone in Rincon. It offered something for everyone; my daughter likes to sunbathe and swim and relax in our back yard, my son likes all kinds of water sports, my husband and I like to try all the new restaurants, relax and do some sightseeing. A number of years ago, I took over the rentals and truly enjoy spreading the message of this very special vacation town.

Nancy Renee purchased this house in 1990

Why Nancy Renee chose Rincon

My mom was early to discover Rincon and really found a house in the perfect location. We are on the best beach for swimming and since it is in a residential community, it is not filled with tourists, so most of the time the only people on the beach are the people renting the houses along the beach. It is almost like having a private beach and yet we are close to a supermarket, shops, restaurants and a short walk down the beach from a small family hotel with a beach bar, restaurant and equipment rentals. If you anyone wants to surf, it is a short drive to the surfing beaches.

What makes this house unique

Besides the best location in Rincon, our homes have other unique advantages. We have a fenced in garden yard, great for children to runaround and play without you being worried that they will run right into the water and also great for sunbathing or reading in our lounge chairs and hammocks. Our homes are not built right up to the houses on both sides, there is a private driveway for off street parking for each rental. AND it is a short walk to Villa Cofresi, with beach bar and restaurant and rentals of kayaks, jet skiis, paddle boards etc. And 3 blocks to the supermarket and a few restaurants and shops. Really the best location. AND the views of the Sea and Sunsets are magnificent! www.RinconVillas.com

Guestbook comments from the owner

VRBO Bear stayed here:

Mr. Bear and I decided to spend our long-overdue honeymoon in the relaxed town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. We were pleasantly surprised by the owner of Casa Serena, who took the time to describe the town and property in advance to ensure it met our expectations. She also provided us with maps, a list of restaurants and the necessary instructions to ensure we had a great stay.

Upon arrival, we could not believe the true proximity of the house to the beach – literally steps from the backyard gate! The crashing waves could be heard through the large screened windows – a constant reminder that we were on vacation even when we were indoors!



We feasted on the ripe mangos from the tree in the backyard, swam in the relaxing warm waters, and went snorkeling at the nature reserve just on the other side of town. Rincon and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer, but having Casa Serena as our “den away from home” made all the difference in the enjoyment of our stay.



Located in a residential neighborhood, Casa Serena is ideal for the laid-back bear who wishes to embrace the authentic Puerto Rico experience. (This picture is the almond tree just outside the backyard gate.)



The VRBO Bear
Jul 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 54 traveler reviews

20% OFF AUGUST RATES -- 2 BR, 2 Bath, on the Best Swimming Beach in Rincon
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 56 reviews
Swansboro,NC
5

Two Glorious Weeks!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two glorious weeks at Casa Serena and we were swept off our feet. Nancy, the owner, could not have been more helpful and concerned about our stay before we actually arrived and during our stay. We were supplied with a most comprehensive guide to Rincon and surrounding environs. Detailing everything from sightseeing, restaurants and grocery shopping. Additionally, a map of Rincon was provided and we felt we knew where we were going and what we wanted to do during our stay. Nancy was thoughtful enough to e-mail us after we arrived to make sure we did arrive safely. The house and its location on the beach went beyond our expectations! The kitchen was extremely well-equipped and unlike a few places we have stayed, the knives actually cut. There was a good supply of starter goods in both the kitchen and bathrooms. The mattress in the master bedroom is so comfortable and was a treat to retreat to every night! The living area outside the house is fantastic. There are more than enough chairs, lounges and hammocks to keep everyone in or out of the sun. Additionally, a wide variety of tubes, boogie boards, floats, masks, fins and snorkels ensure plenty of enjoyment. A wonderful touch was a cooler which we put to great use during our beach trips and long drives. The mango tree in the yard provided us with more than enough fruit for several mango smoothies. The beach is glorious and the relaxing sound of the ocean waves was wonderful. A suggestion for future visitors would be to add a pair of water shoes to their luggage. There are some flat rock formations that may hinder folks who may not be sure footed. We truly hope to return to Casa Serena in the near future and enjoy all the wonderful things that Casa Serena and Puerto Rico have to offer!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alice and Frank, It was such a pleasure having you as our guests. As you know, your enjoyment gave me great satisfaction. Thanks again for choosing Casa Serena for your vacation. I look forward to having you come back again soon. Be well, Nancy
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5

Still Happy

  • 5 of 5

I have to say after some time, that we are still so happy with our experience at Casa Serena. All our vacations will be measured against our stay in Rincon at your property. Thank you so much for the opportunity to relax and take in the Rincon life.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so gratifying when our guests enjoy and appreciate Casa Serena and Casa Tamara. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for being our guests Nancy Renee
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5

Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Relaxation. House is lovely with everything needed for a stay. Beautiful sunsets. We spend almost all of our time right on the beach and the hammock is perfect for an afternoon nap. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cara, thanks for choosing our home for the second time for your return visit to Rincon. Our location right on the beach and our garden with lounge chairs and hammocks is really great for rest and relaxation. We look forward to your next visit. thanks for being our great guests! Nancy Renee
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5

Comfortable and accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa Serena for 4 nights this June and found everything we needed right there on the property. The yard was perfect for relaxing on sunny days in the hammock and grilling out in the evenings. There were plenty of towels for the beach and some water floats as well. We had rented both units and found it fit us perfectly. The beds were very comfortable and the neighborhood was quiet. We spent the days surfing at local spots, finding sea glass treasures along the beach and snorkeling. The grocery store is a short walk away and very convenient. The property manager was easily accessible and made sure are needs were met. This is a great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear LL, I'm really so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Casa Serena and thank you for your appreciation of our efforts to make you comfortable. Thanks for writing and we hope you come back again. Best Wishes, Nancy and Gladys
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5

Perfect Christmas trip

  • 5 of 5

Rather than exchanging gifts, our family group of seven spent five days at Casa Serena and loved every minute of it! The location right on the beach was perfect. It was so lovely to open the door each morning and enjoy that beautiful view with a cup of coffee, and the sunsets were magnificent! We rented snorkeling equipment and there was much to see right in the water off of "our" beach. The house (we rented both units) had everything we needed, both inside and out. It was a quick drive to any of the activities we tried - snorkeling at Steps Beach, parasailing - both fantastic! Nancy's restaurant recommendations, especially Estela, were wonderful. It was also well worth the drive to see the Gozalandia Waterfall - gorgeous! Casa Serena's owner, Nancy, really went above & beyond for us. She had heard the day before we were to arrive that the car rental agencies had overbooked and that there might not be a car available for us. I called and this was true. She went out of her way, and by the time we arrived in Aguadilla, an arrangement had been made so that we had a car. Unbelievable customer service. It was a wonderful vacation, and I hope to return to Casa Serena!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, Thank you for the great review. It is very gratifying to know that you enjoyed your visit and our home and appreciated the effort we made to get you a rental car, when we found out that there wouldn't be one available. thanks for mentioning the customer service which I value very highly. I do hope you and your family come back again for another vacation. Have a very happy and healthy New Year! Nancy Renee
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5

Our week in Rincon

  • 5 of 5

The house was well equipped and was completely comfortable and totally suited our needs. Having our coffee and watching the Pelicans dive for their meals early in the morning was how we started our day. Sea glass hunting was great and we were able to find some gorgeous pieces for our jewelry making needs. Gladys and Hector were so wonderful and made us feel completely at home. We are definitely planning on staying at Casa Serena for our yearly vacation in Puerto Rico!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Casa Serena. Morning coffee or an evening glass of wine on the terrace is really paradise! Gladys and Hector enjoyed meeting you and we all look forward to welcoming you back for another vacation soon. Have a good winter. Thanks for enjoying our great home. Nancy and Gladys and Hector
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Aguadilla or San Juan
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Villa Cofresi
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mayaguez or Aguadilla
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 115
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lucky 13, Villa Cofresi
Nearest Beach
we are on the beach
Car: recommended

Rincon, a small town on Puerto Rico's unspoiled West Coast, is known for its several MILES of sandy Caribbean beaches, the best big wave surfing anywhere in the Atlantic, terrific fishing, boating, swimming, snorkeling, off-shore scuba diving, whale watching and much more. The area hosts many fine restaurants. El Faro, Rincon's lighthouse offers stunning views of the ocean and is one of two passive whale watching parks in the world. The surrounding area offers interesting side trips like coffee plantations, spectacular mountain driving, mini rain forests, the Rio Camuy Cave Park, Cabo Rojo's salt flats, Arecibo Observatory's massive radio telescope and the biologically wondrous Phosphorescent Bay. Golfing is available 25 minutes north in Aguadilla and casino gambling is 20 minutes south in Mayaguez.

Our Availability Calendar shows that the house is unavailable only when both units are rented; if one unit is still available, the calendar will show that the date is available.

Other Activities: kayaking, beachcombing, relaxing

Golf: Three airports serve Rincon, Aguadilla Airport, Mayaguez Airport and San Juan Airport

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Rates & Availability

Rincon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring / Summer
Apr 16 2016 - Aug 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$1,375
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,075
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,625
$6,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,075
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

WE ARE OFFERING A 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL SUMMER AND AUTUMN RATES
The above rates do not apply to Holiday weeks. Christmas / New Years week is $2100 per week; Presidents' week is $1725
Rates are for 1 - 4 guests ; the rates are for one unit
For an additional child, there is an additional charge of $25 per night
Security deposit of $300 per week or part of a week is held shortly prior to arrival and returned after check out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Rincon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Huge shower, the size of a bathtub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The shower is huge and easy to use for young children
  • We have an outdoor shower, just to wash off the sand from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Each bedroom has air conditioning and a ceiling fan. The master bedroom has a private bathroom, and there is a second full bathroom. The two twin beds in the second bedroom can be made up as a king size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A starter supply of toilet paper, paper towel and garbage bags is provided, dish soap

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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